Although I primarily cover the Orlando theme parks, my adventures take me to a wide variety of attractions, lodging and restaurants all over the great state of Florida. In the coming week, I’ll be venturing from the Orlando/Kissimmee area to St. Augustine and then to Homosassa and the Crystal River area. Follow me over the coming week to vicariously join in on the fun and get ideas for your own next adventures. This list includes some of the places I’ll be visiting in my home area before I head out to the other areas. Go here to see where I’ll visit in St. Augustine and jump here for Citrus County and the Homosassa area.
The Oasis Clubhouse at Champions Gate
Vacation homes are an amazing way for large families and groups to stay in a luxurious home-like environment. The bloggers on this trip are staying at the Oasis Clubhouse in Champions Gate and will get to enjoy all the amenities of the Oasis Clubhouse, which you can sample in the video.
Stay tuned for my photos of the house, complete with multiple bedrooms, a game room, and its own pool/spa. With all that and the resort amenities, too, it will be hard to leave, as I could spend a nice staycation right there!
Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park
It’s been a while since I visited Wild Florida for an air boat right and a meeting with their wildlife. Back then, they were in the midst of a major expansion that’s all done now. Not only to you get to see the “real Florida” (and likely some wild gators) on the air boat, but you also get to meet some amazing animals up close. I can’t wait to see the changes.
Gatorland is truly an Old Florida attraction, and it centers around the animal that’s most closely associated with the Sunshine State. Gators are, of course, front and center here, although you’ll meet other critters, from snakes to panthers, as you stroll through the park. I can’t wait to watch gator wrestling and maybe even toss a hot dog into the massive waiting jaws of the Gatorland residents. Gators are usually intimidating, but in the video you’ll see that they can be cute, too.
Electric cars are big business these days, and that’s not just true for personal vehicles. Did you know you can race electric go-karts at breathtaking speeds on an indoor track on International Drive? I can’t wait to try it out, and in the meantime, this POV video is building up my excitement. I love the fact that an indoor track means no worries about the pervasive Florida rains.